Pac-12 Football Power Rankings: Week 9

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Oct 19, 2013; Tempe, AZ, USA; Arizona State Sun Devils defensive lineman Jaxon Hood (92) sacks Washington Huskies quarterback Keith Price (17) during the second half at Sun Devil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matt Kartozian-USA TODAY Sports

1. Oregon Ducks (7-0, 4-0 Pac-12) 72 points (6 first place votes)

Last week: 62-38 W vs. Washington State Cougars

This week: vs. No. 12 UCLA Bruins

The Ducks continue to roll. Somehow, every season the Cougars give Oregon a fight for the first half. But, like everyone else, they eventually fall by the wayside to a dominant Oregon team.

2. Stanford Cardinal (6-1, 4-1 Pac-12) 66 points

Last week: 24-10 W vs. No. 12 UCLA Bruins

This week: @ No. 25 Oregon State Beavers

The Cardinal bounced back nicely from their upset at Utah. That was probably an anomaly and the Cardinal should take take of business in Corvallis this weekend.

3. Arizona State Sun Devils (5-2, 3-1 Pac-12) 57 points

Last week: 53-24 W vs. Washington Huskies

This week: Bye

I think I was in the majority thinking that the Huskies were going to blow the doors off ASU. The Sun Devils hadn’t looked particularly impressive at any point in the season, but play like a top-15 team at home. They get a bye this week before heading to Pullman.

4. UCLA Bruins (5-1, 2-1 Pac-12) 53 points

Last week: 24-10 L @ No. 6 Stanford Cardinal

This week: @ No. 3 Oregon Ducks

Judging by some Twitter reactions, it seems like Bruins fans are freaking out just like Huskies fans are. A message to both fan bases: Stop. Both teams are very talented and each team can still put together a nice season. UCLA’s real test comes this weekend in Eugene against the Ducks.

5. Oregon State Beavers (6-1, 4-0 Pac-12) 52 points

Last week: 49-17 W vs. California Golden Bears

This week: vs. No. 6 Stanford Cardinal

The Beavers haven’t laid an egg since their loss to Eastern Washington in Week 1. The offense doesn’t look like it will be stopped, but there are still serious questions about the defense. Most expected them to be 7-0 going into this week, so it’s hard to be too impressed with their play so far.

6. Washington Huskies (4-3, 1-3 Pac-12) 40 points

Last week: 52-24 L @ Arizona State Sun Devils

This week: vs. California Golden Bears

“That was embarrassing.”

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